Tax & Revenue Administration - GST Related Information

GST-Free Government Entities, GST Remittance Form

Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA), Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, maintains a central list of Alberta government departments and agencies exempt from paying the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) as set out in section 125 of the Constitution Act of Canada. TRA also files the Alberta government’s GST returns, remits GST payable by Alberta government entities, and recovers overpayments.

The list of Alberta government departments and agencies not required to pay GST on purchases of taxable supplies and services is provided below. These entities are also not required to pay the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on their purchases in HST-participating provinces.

Contact Information

For all general enquiries and other information regarding GST, please contact the Canada Revenue Agency.  You may also wish to look up the telephone directory for Canada Revenue Agency contact information about GST/HST credit (cheques) or business enquiries under the Government of Canada section on taxes.

Please call 780-427-9425 only for information about GST-Free Government Entities or the GST Remittance form. 

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Page last updated:  April 8, 2015